Donna Hughes wrote a op-ed in today’s Providence Journal calling the hearings on the prostitution bill a Circus. Why are these hearings a circus? Because for the first time we heard the voices of the women that Donna Hughes was trying to “help”, (by throwing them in prison).
Now I know that Donna Hughes has never spoken to any of the women that she is trying to “help”, so it must have been a shock for her to actually see one. To actually hear them ask not to be sent to prison. To hear one tell of how she is a single mother supporting her two children and a sister. Yes, Donna, if you want to help this woman, why don’t you listen to her. She said that she can’t collect child support. Maybe find a solution to that problem and then “Jul” might not be selling her body to support her family.
I watched Donna Hughes give her testimony. She was up on the stand giving her credentials for over ten minutes. The length of time it took for her to go over her credentials was more than any time she has spent actually talking to any women in any spa in Rhode Island. But what can you expect from a woman who basically said that George Bush was the first Feminist President. I wondered if this woman had any common sense at all.
Well, that question was answered today when an article came out today the Providence Journal on the Human Trafficking bill
One of the House bill’s vocal supporters, University of Rhode Island Prof. Donna Hughes, e-mailed a letter to senators last Monday urging them to reject the Senate bill. .
So, what Donna Hughes is saying is vote no on the human trafficking and yes on the prostitution bill? What exactly does this woman want? Lets arrest the women and not the traffickers? She may call the proceedings a circus, but she is the sad clown at its center.